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Community Development Department

Chris Haese: Director of Community Development & Assessments

211 Walnut St. Neenah, P.O. Box 426, WI 54956
Phone: 920-886-6125 Fax: 920-886-6129 Email:

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Office Hours:

Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Summer Hours (Memorial Day – Labor Day) – Monday – Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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To serve as the catalyst to a vibrant, growing community

The Department of Community Development and Assessments is responsible for  Local Economic Development, Long Range Planning, Real Estate and Personal Property Assessments, Building Inspections, Weights and Measures, Grants Administration, and Land Use Regulation (Zoning).

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Downtown Plan Open House Event (Monday, December 12 from 4:30-7:00 PM at the Neenah Public Library)

Advertisement for Trade Proposals

Notice is hereby given by the City of Neenah for the Valley VNA Senior Services renovation and addition project. The Owner of the project is Valley VNA Senior Services and the City of Neenah is the entity approved by the Wisconsin DOA to disperse federal American Rescue Plan Act funding for the project. Proposals will be received and accepted by mail or in person at the Community Development Office of the City of Neenah, 211 Walnut St, Neenah, WI 54956 until 2:00 PM, local time, on Thursday, September 8, 2022. Electronic proposal submissions are also acceptable prior to 2:00 p.m. on September 8 and should be emailed to Samantha Jefferson, Office Manager, Community Development Department at:

 Remodel and Addition for Valley VNA Senior Care

Project Site Location is 1535 Lyon Drive, Neenah, WI 54956

This project consists of a 35,828 SF assisted living (50) bed and common space renovation, and 9,835 SF (11) bed Addition. The existing 1-story building and addition will be construction type VA, and I-2 Class CNA CBRF occupancy. Construction phasing will consist of (3) major phases over an estimated 20-month construction schedule.

Final project documents will become available on Tuesday, August 16th, 2022 via Pipeline Suite Invitation, local Plan Rooms, and Community Living Solutions direct. Proposals will be due Thursday, September 8th, 2022 at 2:00 pm. Construction is planned begin this fall.

Please contact the following individuals at Community Living Solutions with any questions:

Jeff Mishler at; 920-224-2122

Erin Willems at; 920-381-9744

The project is a privately owned and operated facility with no City of Neenah funding. The federal funds allocated through the American Rescue Plan Act are being matched by Valley VNA Senior Services and administered through the City of Neenah. No Davis/Bacon prevailing wages are required on the project per Wisconsin DOA guidelines.

Dated at Neenah, Wisconsin this 18th day of August, 2022

Community Living Solutions, LLC
by Tom Martin, President


Bird Scooters Are Now In Neenah

The new transportation option can be activated through Bird’s free mobile phone application. 

A few things to remember when riding scooters in the City of Neenah:

  • You must be 18 or older to ride.
  • Only one rider per Bird.
  • Ensure you stick to riding on the road in Downtown Neenah; riding on the sidewalk is prohibited.
  • The Bird app will indicate areas of “preferred parking.” Riders can stop their ride in these locations to receive a discount on their next ride.
  • When parking the scooters, keep scooters in an upright position with two wheels making point of contact with the ground. Ensure that the sidewalk is free from obstruction.
  • The app will not allow riders to end their ride on all bridges, overpasses and roundabouts.
  • Scooters are prohibited in the parking ramp and skate park.

See a scooter being improperly ridden or parked?  In the bottom left corner of the Bird mobile app, click on the Community Mode icon and file a report.  Otherwise, you can contact Bird by email at or at their 24/7 support line +1(866) 205-2442.  For more information, check out Bird Micro-Electric Mobility: Electric Bikes and Scooters For Cities.

S. Commercial Street Commercial Building Exterior Improvement Grant

The City has expanded façade improvement program to the S. Commercial Street district which is generally located between Cecil Street on the north and Alcott Drive on the south.  Matching grants up to $10,000 are available to eligible commercial properties in the S. Commercial Street district.  For more information click here.

2021 Department Annual Report

The City of Neenah Community Development Department remained busy in 2021.  Check out the accomplishments of the Department by clicking on the following link:

2021 Department Report



Click here for more information on Neenah’s Opportunity Zone.

Web-Based Historic Sanborn Map Application

Take a look at Historic Neenah with this web-based mapping application of historic Sanborn maps dating from 1884 to 1913.  Sanborn maps were created as a means for assessing fire insurance risk in urban areas.  These maps provide great detail on the use of buildings and land during the early beginnings of Neenah.


Housing Affordability Report
New Housing Fee Report


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